Texas financial advisor accused of murdering his client, orchestrating a Ponzi scheme

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Detectives say that Keith Ashley, 48, a former police officer and fireman, staged the fatal shooting of 62-year-old James “Jim” Seegan of Carrollton to make it appear as though it was suicide. Ashley was taken into custody by federal officials last week on related wire fraud charges. According to a federal indictment, Nine Band Brewing Co. owner Ashley had defrauded at least nine other people including Seegan for at least $1,919,334.79. Five of his victims were over the age of 65.
Posted by Carrollton Texas Police Department on Wednesday, November 18, 2020

According to Carrollton authorities, Seegan’s wife found him at home with a gunshot wound to his head in January. She told detectives that next to her husband’s body she found a typed note indicating it was a suicide.  The last sentence on the note provided an ominous clue. According to CBS-DFW, it read, “My last friend Keith Ashley will help you with 972-658-6113.”

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After a 9-month long investigation however, detectives said they discovered evidence that Ashley plotted to incapacitate Seegan and then murder him. Detectives believe that Ashley murdered Seegan in an effort to gain control of his …

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